Tracey Manchester 1954-2015


Tracey Ray Manchester, 60, Mayetta, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1954, in Independence, La., the son of W.S. and Sylvia Yvonne Ard Manches­ter. He graduated from Greensburg (La.) High School in 1973.

Mr. Manchester served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He worked as sergeant of corrections at the Jackson County Detention Center.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He married to Dallice Rainey. They divorced. He married Ingrid Gonsior. They divorced. He married Hattie Conger on Feb. 28, 2003. They divorced in 2009.

Survivors include his parents, W.S. and Yvonne Manchester, in Louisiana; his children, Tracey Ray Manchester Jr., in Louisiana, Kimberly M. Manchester, Hamlin, Kenya L. Amon and husband Kyle, Whiting, and Sammy W.R. Manchester, Holton; a sister, Tara M. Still and husband Mike, in Louisiana; a brother, Greg Manchester and wife Melissa, in Louisiana; and 11 grandchildren, Currissa, Logan, Jessie, Essie, Benjamin, Catherine, Elizabeth, Sylvia, Conner, Nicole and Becca.

A celebration of life service will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Mr. Manchester will be cremated following the celebration and interment will be held in Netawaka Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tracey Manchester Memorial Fund, to be designated later and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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